Brock Lesnar's time in WWE was short and sweet and in a lot of ways that was part of the magic. All too often we see guys way past their primes who try to relive their glory days in smaller companies (<cough>TNA<cough>). Lesnar, of course, was different than that as he moved on to MMA.
Now the rumours are flying that Brock wants to come back to WWE. These rumours are incredibly premature and the odds that Lesnar will come to face the Undertaker are pretty low. But even with the small chance, we still hold on to hope that Lesnar may return to Wrestlemania. Why is he so important?
The answer is simple. At this point in time, you can count the major WWE superstars on one hand. Currently appearing on weekly television are John Cena, Randy Orton, and Edge. You could make arguments for Kane, Big Show, and Rey Mysterio, but none of them have been perennial title holders or big-level main event talent.
Undertaker and Triple H will likely both be back for the biggest PPV of the year, but that doesn't extend the list of big-level moneymaking talent by very much.
The list of major talent got much smaller over the past year and half. Jeff Hardy defected to TNA and probably jail. Shawn Michaels retired. Chris Jericho is off playing with his mediocre band. No one really knows what Batista's deal is.
For the most part, I don't really care about the changing of the guard. I like Sheamus, Wade Barrett, and The Miz. I like the youth movement. But I also like the larger than life aspect of Wrestlemania and sadly these guys are all too green to deliver that. Wrestlemania needs something special.
Wade Barrett vs. John Cena or something along the lines of that just feels like another PPV, not the biggest one of the year.
Brock can bring the excitement to Wrestlemania. He's much bigger than he was when he made his less than spectacular exit against Goldberg. Brock is a star. That's what Wrestlemania needs: stars.
PPV buyrates are down because they've become more or the less same with some random, meaningless stipulation thrown in. Wrestlemania isn't supposed to fall under that category. We don't want same old, same old.
I'm not holding out much hope that Brock will wrestle this March. But his return to WWE could bring something I've missed since last Wrestlemania.